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EBV (Epstein-Barr Virus) Antibody to Viral Capsid Antigen, IgM

Mnemonic:    [EBV IGM]
Name:    EBV (Epstein-Barr Virus) Antibody to Viral Capsid Antigen, IgM
Specimen:    2 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube. Unacceptable Conditions:
-Tissue or urine.
-Contaminated, grossly hemolyzed, or heat-inactivated specimens.
Minimum Spec:    0.5 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Stable up to 2 weeks refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0050240
  Method:    Enzyme Immunoassay
Note:    Acute and convalescent specimens must be labeled as such; parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens MUST be received within 30 days of receipt of the acute specimens.

See also, Epstein Barr Virus Panel. This test is included in the EBV Panel.
Processing Info:    Separate serum from cells ASAP. Clearly mark tube "acute" or "convalescent". Severely lipemic or hemolyzed specimens are not acceptable.